Colin Lovette Bosby, 49, of Bakersfield, was arraigned today on a three-count indictment charging him with receipt and distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, Bosby used a computer to receive and distribute child pornography using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program. In addition, he possessed child pornography on two thumb drives.
If convicted, Bosby faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a statutory maximum of 40 years, and a $250,000 fine for receipt and distribution of child pornography. He also faces a minimum 10-year and maximum 20-year sentence for each count of possession of child pornography.